Mid-May auction clearance rates rise while volumes shrink pre-COVID-19 winter hibernation

Mid-May auction clearance rates rise while volumes shrink pre-COVID-19 winter hibernation
Mid-May auction clearance rates rise while volumes shrink pre-COVID-19 winter hibernation

This week, 400 capital city homes were scheduled for auction, with preliminary results returning a 64.0 per cent clearance rate, according to CoreLogic data.

Volumes were down as last week saw 480 homes scheduled for auction and a final clearance rate of 59.9 per cent while one year ago, there were 930 homes taken to auction and a 55.2 per cent clearance rate.

It is important to interpret clearance rates with caution given auction volumes remain substantially lower than usual due to the ongoing health pandemic.

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Mid-May auction clearance rates rise while volumes shrink pre-COVID-19 winter hibernation

Sydney, one of Australia’s largest auction markets, returned a preliminary clearance rate of 73.4%, suggesting the relaxation in social distancing policies specific to housing are having an immediate and positive impact on home auctions, although the number of auctions remains well down on last year.

It saw 193 auctions scheduled this week compared to 2016 last week when Sydney saw a success rate of 66.3 per cent.

 

In Melbourne, 118 homes were scheduled to go under the hammer this week. So far 93 auctions have been reported, returning a preliminary success rate of 60.2 per cent.

The previous week saw a final clearance rate of 56.5 per cent across 163 auctions.

As mentioned over the previous week, with restrictions easing across many states and territories, we will likely see the number of homes taken to auction increase in the coming weeks.

The smaller auction markets saw little change with Canberra the busiest at 41 auctions followed by Brisbane with 28.

The highest confirmed residential auction sale in Sydney from yesterday was 68 Moruben Road, Mosman (pictured in title) which is reported to have sold for $7,500,000.

That five bedroom, four bathroom house sits on an 850 sqm block.

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